Physical Theatre Performer, Actor, Dancer
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Yulie (Yiouli) Archontaki is an international artist originating from Greece. She is a physical theatre performer, actor, dancer, choreographer, musician, and architect. At the age of 4 she began her music training at the Greek National Conservatoire, followed by ballet training two years later. In the decades that followed, Yulie completed her advanced studies in music, graduated from the Spanish Dance Society with and IDB1 Flamenco & Spanish Dance Diploma and had numerous appearances on stage as a musician and dancer, including the International Dance Competition Hellas 2008, where she was awarded 1st Place in Ethnic Ensemble Division with Danza Flamenca Grupo.
Yulie pursued a BA Hons and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from the London Metropolitan University in UK and she is currently a member of the Greek Technical Committee (TEE).
After receiving a scholarship from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Yulie moved to the United States and completed her M.F.A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre. The program included shadow puppetry construction/performance and Balinese dance in Bali Indonesia.
Her ongoing training as an actor includes: Motion Capture with Richard Dorton, Clown with Stefan Haves (Cirque du Soleil), Buffon with the Naked Empire Buffon Company, Contemporary Commedia Dell’arte with Carlos Garcia-Estevez (Manifesto Poetico). On July 2019, Yulie was part of ‘Spatial Dramaturgy & The Fourth Dimension’, Manifesto Poetico’s latest theatre research. As a former Associate Member of the Actors’ Gang, Yulie was trained by Tim Robbins and Cynthia Ettinger in ‘The Style’, the Actor Gangs’ signature acting technique with roots in viewpoints, Commedia dell’arte, Grotowski and Theatre du Soleil.
As an actor, physical theatre performer, dancer and musician, Yulie has collaborated with the following U.S. companies: the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, ovation-award winning Unbound Productions and The Rogue Ensemble, Open Gate Theatre, The Intrepid Dance Project, The Actors’ Gang and Fiasco! Physical Theater. The latest project with Fiasco! Physical Theatre, ‘Death and the Fool’, directed by Erin Leigh Crites, was awarded the Encore Producers Award at the Hollywood Fringe 2019.
As an educator and director, Yulie has founded the St Sophia Foundation’s Theatre Department, the first educational department for the Greek community in L.A. designed to give the necessary tools to Greek American children to learn the Greek Language through Theater. This year, the Department will expand at St Anthony's Church in Pasadena.
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